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VOLUNTEER for the AOC's Electronic Warfare Professional Certification Project
Experienced Electronic Warfare engineers and professionals who understand the job responsibilities as well as the knowledge and skill sets required within the Electronic Warfare workforce are needed to volunteer to serve on the AOC’s Job/Task Analysis Working Group. The JTA Working Group will work to help the AOC develop a possible Electronic Warfare certification program.
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DUE NEXT WEEK: Papers for the AOC 48th International Symposium and Convention
The AOC's annual symposium and convention, "Victory Through the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum," will take place November 13-16 in Washington, DC. The AOC is seeking original, unclassified and classified papers that discuss advancements in EW technologies and strategies from their conceptual phase through development and testing, into the user’s hands. Submissions are due June 1.
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NEW: Essentials of 21st Century Electronic Warfare Course: July 19-22, Alexandria, VA
Electronic Warfare may be enjoying a moderate "renaissance" due to increasing recognition among commanders at all levels that controlling the Electromagnetic Spectrum and ensuring its availability is critical to all other security missions. The asymmetric conflicts in the Middle East, the growing reliance on "Net-Centric" warfare, increasing technological parity of foreign nations, unmanned operations, commercial-off-the-shelf technologies, spectrum congestion, and a host of other current trends are greatly shaping notions on what Electronic Warfare is and how it should be applied for future operations. Increasingly, EW is becoming important beyond the sphere of combat operations, to include the full range of military operations and other national security responsibilities such as Homeland Security and network defense.

This course will provide an overview of Electronic Warfare from its roots in Electronic Combat to its contemporary EM Spectrum Warfare applications. Although this is not a technical course aimed at engineers, certain technological principles will be presented in order to baseline attendees and help demonstrate the unique knowledge, skills and abilities that warfare across the EM spectrum requires. Lessons will include current information from DoD issuances, joint doctrine, service program plans and roadmaps, analysis projects, and lessons learned from operations. This broad-based review of the essentials of Electronic Warfare can help to inform anyone in the military, government or industry who may be involved in strategies for capabilities development, test and evaluation, training or operational support.
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EW PAVILION: Join AOC this September at DSEi
AOC has partnered with the bi-annual Defense Security & Equipment International (DSEi), the world's largest fully integrated defense and security exhibition, to host an EW pavilion at the 2011 event September 13-16 at ExCeL London, UK. Join AOC in the EW Pavilion, showcasing electronic warfare capabilities for attendees -- including the more than 70 country delegations expected during the event. Join the AOC in showcasing EW to the international defense technology community.
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MIDDLE EAST: ‘Star Wars’ Terrorists Storm Pakistani Naval Base
The Pakistan Taliban launched a brazen attack on a Pakistani naval base, killing at least 11 people and destroying two spy planes provided by the United States. Not only did the melee last through the night, the terrorists appeared to call on the power of the Dark Side of the Force to press their assault. (Wired)
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MIDDLE EAST: Taliban Raid Triggers Pakistan Shockwave
The ease with which six Taliban militants stormed the PNS Mehran base in Karachi, close to the city’s busy commercial airport, and destroyed two newly US-supplied P-3C Orion maritime surveillance aircraft has unnerved Pakistan’s military establishment. (Financial Times)
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MIDDLE EAST: Base Attack Deals Blow to Pakistan's Snooping Capabilities
Pakistan has lost almost half of its sophisticated long-range maritime snooping and strike capabilities in just one well-targeted jihadi attack on naval base PNS Mehran in Karachi that ended on Monday after a 15-hour gun-battle which left 10 security persons and four attackers dead. At least two of the five P-3C Orion long-range patrol aircraft, supplied to Pakistan Navy by the US, were destroyed in the attack. (Times of India)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Taiwan Still Pushing for Subs, F-16s From US
Taiwan on May 22 said it was still pursuing its bid to buy eight submarines and dozens of F-16 fighters from the United States despite warming relations with China. (Defense News)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: India Accelerates Fighter Deal
Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony says India’s much-anticipated choice in its Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) program could occur before the end of March 2012. (Aviation Week)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: India Set to Sign $2.4B Mirage Deal with France
Faced with a dual threat from China and Pakistan, which have even come together to manufacture fighter jets, India is really cranking up military aviation contracts. Even as the $4.1 billion deal for 10 American C-17 Globemaster-III strategic airlift aircraft awaits the final nod from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), another major contract is now headed that way. (The Times of India)
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INDUSTRY NEWS: Rivals Unite for Israeli Jets
Israel's leading arms makers, Elbit Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries, are taking an unusual procurement concept and giving it an ambitious new twist in a deal that will see the Israeli Air Force lease advanced jet fighter trainers from a joint venture set up by the two rivals. (Flightglobal)
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Company News

After Going up for Sale, Integral Systems Acquired by Kratos

About four months after putting itself on the market, Columbia-based satellite company Integral Systems announced last week that it has been acquired by San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. (Washington Post)
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AAI Builds New UAV
AAI has built a new unmanned aerial vehicle, a substantial upgrade of the standard RQ-7 Shadow. The new aircraft, reportedly in the blended-wing configuration, is designed with two payload bays. (Flightglobal)
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First Lockheed Martin Advanced Block 50 F-16 Unveiled for Turkish Air Force
Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc., and Lockheed Martin unveiled the first of 30 new Turkish-built F-16s in ceremonies today at TAI's facility near Ankara.
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Vanguard EMS and Tektronix Component Solutions Establish Joint Marketing Agreement
Vanguard EMS and Tektronix Component Solutions have signed a Joint Marketing Agreement to formalize their collaboration and the joint offering of their capabilities to customers in the defense, aerospace, medical and industrial equipment markets.
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MegaPhase Raises Funds for Wounded Warrior Project and Autism Speaks
The NorthStar Foundation, a charity founded by MegaPhase CEO Bill Pote, hosted a Kentucky Derby party and fundraiser to benefit two charities that have special meaning to MegaPhase and Mr. Pote, the Wounded Warrior Project and Autism Speaks.
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CTT, Inc.
Contract News
BAE Systems has been awarded long-term contracts worth a total of £39 million by the UKs Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide support services to ensure that Typhoon continues to maintain its ability to operate in all types of environments. (Defpro)
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Chesapeake Technology International (California, MD) is being awarded a $6,959,645 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-09-D-0017) to provide additional funding for system engineering services for test support, in-service engineering, fleet introduction, installation and checkout, and data requirements in support of the Improved Capability III EA-6B flight simulator and USQ-113 communication jamming and receiver simulation. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, CA, is the contracting activity.

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Upcoming Industry Conferences
June 5-10: International Microwave Symposium
Baltimore, MD
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August 10-11: Intelligent EW Operations Conference
Manassas, VA
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August 28-September 1: InfowarCon Europe 2011
NATO School, Oberammergau, Germany
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September 13-15: InfowarCon Cyber Conference
Linthicum Heights, MD
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November 13-16: 48th Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention
Washington, DC
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November 29-December 1: Converging Cyber, IO and EW Conference
Charleston, SC
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Upcoming AOC Courses
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August 15-19: Electro-Optics and Infrared (EO/IR) Fundamentals and EO/IR Countermeasures for EW Engineers and Managers Course
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